Charleston Water System has cancelled the precautionary boil water advisory issued yesterday for downtown Charleston. Lab test results confirm the water is safe to drink.
Charleston Water System issued the precautionary boil water advisory Tuesday morning after a 24-inch main break on Azalea Drive caused low pressure / no water for much of the Charleston peninsula.
SCDHEC requires utilities to issue a precautionary boil water advisory after a water outage because a drop in water pressure allows the potential for bacteria from groundwater or backflow to enter the public water system. Boil water advisories are a precaution until tests can confirm water quality. The test takes 18 hours.
Customers can learn more by visiting, Twitter (@ChasWaterSystem), Facebook (www.facebook.com/charlestonwater) or by calling 843-727-6800.